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State of Paraguay’s birds is published

Tue, 31/07/2012
Guyra Paraguay has launched the first major report on the status of bird populations in Paraguay. The report, entitled State of Paraguay’s birds, outlines in detail the current status of the country’s birds, the threats they face and the urgent actions needed to secure their future.

BirdLife's History in Objects: #1 "...

Tue, 31/07/2012
William Hudson recoiled in horror as he witnessed the sale of 80,000 Parrot and 1,700 Bird of Paradise skins in London, 1897. By 1922 a group of people had seen enough...

Titi Forever: Research supports conservation of...

Tue, 31/07/2012
Most of the world’s sandpiper species migrate thousands of kilometers between arctic breeding grounds and subtropical wintering grounds, but in the not-too distant evolutionary past, one group gave up this habit and went native in French Polynesia...

Conservation, community benefits and a new Ramsar...

Mon, 30/07/2012
A decade working on wetlands in Madagascar has lead to a Ramsar designation and a host of community benefits.

SOP saving stranded seabirds

Fri, 27/07/2012
The Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (SOP MANU - BirdLife in French Polynesia) has started a rescue program for grounded petrels and shearwaters attracted by lights on Tahiti. Following awareness raising activities by SOP MANU, the number of grounded Near Threatened Tahiti Petrel has risen from 10 to over 100 birds per annum. “This is thought to be the tip off the ice-berg, with the number of seabirds being attracted to bright lights at night is likely to be much higher”, said Lucie Faulquier from SOP MANU.

Restoring Pacific paradise

Fri, 27/07/2012
In total, 51% of all threatened birds are being driven towards extinction by invasive alien species. The problem is especially acute on oceanic islands where 75% of threatened birds are affected. In an effort to address this serious threat, the Pacific Partnership of BirdLife International has received renewed support from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation to protect globally important seabird colonies by eradicating invasive alien species...

New guidebook for New Caledonia's birds

Thu, 26/07/2012
A new guidebook has been published by SCO (BirdLife in New Caledonia) which gives a concise description of the breeding, migratory and sea birds found within the Pacific country...

Fiji Petrel Detector Dogs Make a Major Discovery

Thu, 26/07/2012
It looked like 'just another forested hillside' but Bob and Tar - the Fiji Petrel detector Dogs proved otherwise - they found the first significant colony of Vulnerable Collared Petrels to date...

Forum calls on Pacific people to value all species

Thu, 26/07/2012
“Pacific Islanders must make every effort to understand and value the various species of plants and animals and natural environments that make up our island homes”. This is the call from the scientists, local to global experts and conservation practitioners who gathered at the inaugural Pacific Islands Species Forum last week in Honiara, Solomon Islands...

Islands In The Sky – Conserving The Cloud Forests...

Thu, 26/07/2012
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and environment (MNRE) have recently completed a 12-day intensive survey, with the assistance of BirdLife Pacific, of the wildlife in the highest point of Samoa – the Savaii upland cloud forest...

Ozzy EagleCam approaching take-off

Thu, 26/07/2012
For the past few years, the BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) Discovery Centre at Sydney’s Olympic Park has played host to EagleCam, a remote camera system which has allowed researchers to observe and record the lives of a pair of White-bellied Sea-Eagles at their nest, and 2012 looks set to be another exciting year...

On the prowl for the Powerful Owl

Thu, 26/07/2012
BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and its Birds in Backyards program are expanding their Powerful Owl Project based on a successful pilot program. Concentrating on owls inhabiting the urban landscape of Australia’s largest city, the project will monitor their breeding success and investigate other aspects of the population dynamics of this threatened species...

Spotlight on Regent Honeyeaters

Thu, 26/07/2012
Good news from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia: up to 50 Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeaters have been recorded at a single property which was placed under a covenant by BirdLife Australia’s (BirdLife Partner) Woodland Birds for Biodiversity Project to protect its woodland vegetation...

Cocky counters count the most cockies yet

Thu, 26/07/2012
The fate of Australia’s Endangered south-eastern subspecies of the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is monitored each year, and this year’s results have yielded the most birds yet...

Forest & Bird welcomes victory for Mokihinui...

Thu, 26/07/2012
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) recently welcomed Meridian Energy’s announcement that it will abandon its plan to dam the West Coast’s wild and scenic Mokihinui River. “This is a great victory for conservation, and a courageous decision by Meridian,” Forest & Bird Advocacy Manager Kevin Hackwell said.. .

Forest & Bird conference creates united front...

Wed, 25/07/2012
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) announced recently that there is a growing acceptance that conservation and the protection of our environment must become central to all New Zealanders lives if we are to save our unique environment and secure our economy...

Fiji’s first Framework for IBA Monitoring

Wed, 25/07/2012
The BirdLife Pacific Secretariat has just published a user friendly guide to monitoring Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Fiji.

Black-browed Albatross shows population increase

Tue, 24/07/2012
A new report indicates a healthy increase in the numbers of Black-browed Albatrosses breeding in the Falkland Islands.